Giveaway – THE GHOST OF STORMER HILL!

I’m giving away one proof (the only one) signed paperback of THE GHOST OF STORMER HILL. Because it’s not long before the book is released, and postage is a killer, this offer is limited to the U.K. only, sorry. How to win. Swing by my Twitter or Instagram page. Respond to either post and tagContinue reading “Giveaway – THE GHOST OF STORMER HILL!”

The Ghost of Stormer Hill Cover Reveal

It’s official. The final instalment in the Tom Nolan series will be released on July 1st under the title THE GHOST OF STORMER HILL. Many thanks go to Night Worms and Sadie Hartmann for doing the official cover reveal yesterday on their blog. But what happens to Tom Nolan in this new book? Here’s theContinue reading “The Ghost of Stormer Hill Cover Reveal”

Happy Easter

It’s mid-April already? Well, this update is long overdue. Firstly, there’s been a slight delay in the release of the third, and last, Tom Nolan book. However, it is now with the editor, and I’ll be awaiting the verdict of the red pen in the coming months. There’s no scheduled release date yet, but it’sContinue reading “Happy Easter”

The Long and Winding Road

As we entered the millennium, Scottish writer Laura Hird had dedicated half of her website to pageant new stories by established and fledging writers. The website has now gone, and with it my very first published short story titled Autumn Leaves about a little boy seeing his grandparent go through dementia. I can’t recall whenContinue reading “The Long and Winding Road”

My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To.

Damn. I didn’t know what to expect when I went into this movie. Shot in a restrictive aspect ratio, you instantly feel the claustrophobia experienced by the family the movie orbits. There’s no spoilers here. Thomas is a vampire being cared for by his sister and brother, Jessie and Dwight. The story is a slowContinue reading “My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To.”

Attic Archives

I should explain that I don’t have a bookcase at home. I have a shelf where I put my most recent reads, but I incarcerated all my rare first editions and collectibles in yellow straight jackets in the attic. Visitation rights are limited, but I sometimes go up there and allow them some air fromContinue reading “Attic Archives”

Scream if You Want to Go Faster

With every ear to the ground (hopefully that phrase is still politically correct), keeping something secret these days on the Internet is akin to understanding what’s politically correct and what isn’t. But with recent movies like James Bond’s No Time to Die, and Spider-Man: No Way Home, it proves that embargoes, and just plain old-fashionedContinue reading “Scream if You Want to Go Faster”

The Big 50!

Checked in on Goodreads recently and saw HUMAN TENDERLOIN had hit 50 reviews, with an average overall rating of 4.5 out of 5. Thank you so much to those who have read the book and posted up a rating/review. It doesn’t take long to leave a review, but it truly makes a difference. “These storiesContinue reading “The Big 50!”

Nip and Tuck

Editing is that stage where you have a big lump of a story, one grotesquely malformed and freakishly repulsive, and it’s time to whittle away the imperfections and smooth out the edges. Depending on how well you write that first draft, this part of the process can just be as protracted as conceiving the book.Continue reading “Nip and Tuck”

The Journey

As far back as I remember, I always wanted to be a gangster… I mean, movie director. I pursued it for a while too. Left art college. Enrolled in film school. Worked as an Assistant Director on a Anglo German movie that had a limited run in this cool art house cinema in the city.Continue reading “The Journey”